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Local leaders – Lachlan Blackhall (Reposit Power)

By 27 May 2015 1
Lachlan Blackhall

Lachlan Blackhall is co-founder of a Canberra technology startup supplying software to one of the world’s most innovative companies, Tesla Motors. Founded in 2012, Reposit...

Cheap eats – Jamie’s Italian (Civic)

By 27 May 2015 11
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Some days you just need a big bowl of carbs to get through the chilly weather. I had a hot tip that Jamie's Italian does a weekday pasta special at lunchtime, so with the days ...

Westside wonder

By 27 May 2015 13

Last July the ACT Government announced plans to develop a shipping container village by the lake on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue. I missed the original announcement, b...

Malcolm Turnbull opens new Canberra government cloud facility

By 27 May 2015

A new Canberra government cloud facility is expected to inject over $1 billion dollars into the local economy. Joined by Minister Marise Payne and ACT Senator Zed Seselja, Canberra Data Centre's new Fyshwick 1 facility was officially opened by Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The data facilit...

Monash Drive – which route?

By 27 May 2015 7
Monash Drive

Thanks for the views and comments on my previous post, Light rail or Monash Drive. If Monash Drive is to be reconsidered, then the next question is what are the possible route...

Dont worry, animal cruelty will only cost you $123

By 26 May 2015 3
dog xray

It took two operations to remove the fishhooks that were ingested by a Staffordshire bull terrier owned by a 26-year-old Canberra woman, who was fined $123, banned from owning...

Bodies in Lake Burley Griffin

By 26 May 2015 14
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Lake Burley Griffin has had its fair share of bodies, acting as a watery grave for several unfortunate souls in the last century. Some met foul play, one woman's body was found...

Best of Canberra – French toast

By 26 May 2015 16
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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread...

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Are we protecting the children or the Government?

By 11 March 2009 2

The ABC has a story on worries that new laws in the ACT, ostensibly protecting children's privacy, could be used by the Government to cover its arse when it's failing those children. The laws stop media outlets identifying children subject to a protection order or legal proceedings even after t...

It's on. The World Naked Bike Ride is coming to Canberra

By 11 March 2009 148

[First filed: January 21, 2009 @ 14:07] Facebook brings word that the much anticipated World Naked Bike Ride is going to run from the Glebe Park Gazebo to Commonwealth Park for what could be a pretty good party on Sunday 15 March. Come and cellebrate bodies and bikes while making a stance ...

They need how much paper?

By 11 March 2009 40

The Liberal's Brendan Smyth is outraged to discover the ACT Government is spending $24 million for two years' "stationary": “It is the equivalent of 250 sheets of paper per person per day, or 9,600 reams of paper every single working day. “That’s over four and a half million pieces of pa...

Any point in entering race course fashion comps?

By 11 March 2009 37

Not reading the dead-tree CT I've missed what is apparently a major scandal amongst the luvvies, uncovered by Geraldine Nordfeldt. It follows on from November's business with Elkie Stuart where some might have drawn the conclusion that deep connections to the racing industry could be helpful to w...

Hardstyle Shuffle - Canberra Style

By 11 March 2009 18

OGgun11 has shared with the world some youthful Shuffle practitioners with the following note: The hardstyle shuffle crew ACT canberra the FPSMS crew. So beat these kids moonboy. :P Keeps them out of trouble I guess. (Warning, some poor language in the distracting annotations.)...

Greens push for higher density housing

By 11 March 2009 32

The Greens Spokesperson for Planning, Caroline Le Couteur, has announced that she wants the new North Weston development to have higher density housing. Key recommendations of the submission include: -- Ensuring housing is medium-density, given the demand for housing in prime central locations...

Charity motorcycle ride for Camp Quality

By 11 March 2009 7

A fun event for our two-wheeled friends. Starting at Rond Terrace there's a charity ride to Murrumbatemen on 22 March raising funds for Camp Quality....

Chrome announced for April

By 11 March 2009 1

Canberra's number 1 display of corsetry has announced plans for April's outing by the children of the night: After a great Black and White party that stretched the DJs to their limits Chrome is back to "normal" with Resident DJs and and another Chrome virgin Guest DJ BadPauly! The Chrome C...

Anger at the Police for this mornings disruption!

By 11 March 2009 214

This morning while driving down Gungahlin Dr (on my way to work, during peakhour) I was forced to merge into the right hand lane, because a police officer decided it was a HUGELY WONDERFUL idea to park his cruiser in the left hand lane (just after a set of lights and just before the GDE on ramp from...

Caps to sell out The Palace?

By 11 March 2009 35

According to a Canberra radio station the Canberra Capitals have just a few hundred tickets left for their Grand Final clash with the Bulleen Boomers at the AIS Arena on Friday night (just before the rugby). When those tickets go their will be a limited release of standing room tickets. First ...

Inside baseball - 2CC producer heads to the Liberals' media team

By 11 March 2009 3

The Canberra Liberals have just announced that Adam Duke, "previously Mike Welsh's producer at 2CC", is their new media adviser. The wages of spin remain much better than real media....

Parking spots the new walls for graffiti?

By 11 March 2009 5

When the cars clear out of O'Connor shops late at night something new reveals itself... It seems a spectacularly stupid thing to be (apparently) using real names, and with the car park usually full when people are around not many people will see it. Are all the available walls full? Or ...

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